Rizhao is a major port located in the southeastern hilly region of Shandong province in China, along the coast of the Yellow sea. Its favorable geographical location has seen a stark rise in tourist influx with 2005 statistics indicating that 7.81 million tourists visited Rizhao with a 45% increase in revenue compared to previous year. In 2009, Rizhao was recognized by the United Nations as one of the most habitable cities in the world.
The name Rizhao originated from an old saying ‘It was the first to get the sunshine’. As the saying goes, the city is renowned for receiving nature’s blessings with plenty of sun, sand, and blue skies available all year round. Since 2003, the city has perfected the custom of receiving praise from State Tourism Administration as China’s top tourist city.
Tourists coming to the city are attracted towards its natural beauty, 100 kilometers of virgin beaches, summer resorts, good transportation facilities, and water sports.